Heuer delivers big game as true freshman as more FSS alums stand out

March 14, 2024

Mac Heuer is all grown up. A true freshman at Texas Tech, he put himself on the national radar with a monster outing against The University of Texas, striking out a career-high eight batters in six innings of work against the Longhorns, allowing just two runs on a walk and three hits.

A power righty with an imposing frame, Heuer starred at multiple New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series events, including a breakout showing at the 2022 Main Event, as well as that year’s inaugural Caribbean Classic.

Ethan Frey continues to stand out when given the opportunity to do so. After a freshman year in which he was able to get just 19 at-bats on a veteran LSU team that ultimately won a national championship, the talented catcher has already had some big performances in his sophomore campaign. He’s delivered multi-hit games against Stony Brook and Xavier thus far, and already has seven RBI in his first eight games.

Parker Brosius has a 1.097 OPS so far. That seems pretty good to us. The Georgia Tech sophomore and 2021 Main Event star has been hot at the plate all year, and is currently riding a five-game hitting streak in which he’s 11-for-18 during that stretch.

Landon Stripling, who played in the following year’s Main Event in 2022, has remained hot at the plate after his stunning five-hit game earlier this year. The true freshman went 2-for-3 on March 9 in Tech’s big win over Texas, and drove in a run one night later in a loss in the series finale.

A recent transfer from the University of Arizona, Yavapai College sophomore Luke Moeller has fit right in with his new surroundings. His .333 batting average is good for fifth-best among qualifying hitters on the club, while he’s second on the leaderboard with three homers in his first 69 at-bats on the year.

A dynamic and athletic left-handed hitting outfielder, Daniel Harden has shined at McLennan in his freshman year, hitting .352 over his first 23 games this season. He currently has an eight-game hitting streak that dates back to March 4 against FSS Showdown participant Navarro College, and has already produced seven multi-hit games thus far.

A true freshman, Francesco Capocci popped at a Future Stars Series Scout Day with the Georgia Bombers, and continues to show the upper echelon velocity he had even back then. The six-foot-four, 205-pound righty has been used sparingly thus far, but has still managed to rack up seven strikeouts in just 3 2/3 innings of work, compared to just one walk.

Riley Stanford is off to a strong start to his redshirt freshman year at Georgia Tech. Once a two-way standout who now seems to be focused mostly on pitching, the big six-foot-four, 236-pound righty has been largely effective out of the bullpen, posting a 1.80 ERA in his first seven outings of the season. Stanford stood out at the plate at the Main Event in 2021, as he was limited to just hitting duty at that time.

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